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How Long Does It Take For Hiv To Show In Blood Tests

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Blood Work: Two Common Tests to Use for Monitoring HIV Disease

Introduction CD4 Cell Count Tests Why Do You Use CD4 Counts? CD4 Counts and When to Start Therapy What Do CD4 Counts Mean? Viral Load Tests How Often Should Viral Loads Be Tested? What Tests Are Used? Getting Viral Load Tests Viral Load and Women Interpreting Test Results Disease Progression and Therapy Commentary Introduction Two of the most common tests that you and your doctor will use to monitor your health are...
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HIV test taking a long time to show positive result

I'm not sure this is the right forum, but I couldn't find any other that's more suitable. This is a bit long, so brace yourselves...I just tested positive for HIV on October 27 (with result on November 1 ...). The test was done as...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
1. It may relate to someone's underlying immune system and genetics, the amount of HIV received and the method (sexual vs. injection drug use).2. No.3. Because the look for antibodies and not the virus. The position of the US FDA has been up... Read more »

pregnant and terrified hiv test taking too long

Dear DR Kull,I'm a 33 year old caucasian woman and am 11 weeks pregnant with my first child. My husband and I were estatic, but now I am absolutely terrified I am HIV positive. I took many blood tests including HIV 2 weeks ago and my doctors...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
First of all, I would encourage you to do your best to hold off on diagnosing yourself as being HIV infected. Unless you are at siginificant risk for infection (had unprotected sex with an HIV positive man or someone at high risk for infection)... Read more »

Dr, i went and gave the blood for HIV RNA PCR test.

Dr. Brian, I am the guy whom you recommend a PCR or an antigen test, because I was on immunosuppressants for a long period of time. So I took an appointment with an infectious disease specialist. He has requested the HIV 1 RNA PCR test and the HIV 2...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
False negative PCR tests are extremely unlikely. False positiv tests are almost as rare, but I would consider that the test may be falsely positive if the result is 5,000 copies/mL or less, especially if the aitbody test is negative and the CD4... Read more »

Test for HIV on donated blood

When some one donates blood (blood bank) they do test the blood for STD. If a person is fount to be HIV+ does the blood bank notefies that person. How safe is to say that if a person is not notefied by the blood bank then that person is HIV- FOR...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
Let me start by saying that using a blood donation to find out one's HIV status is a terrible, immoral, selfish thing to do. That said, if a person is not notified that their blood is HIV+, it is reasonable to assume that the donor is either... Read more »
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How long does the HIV test take?

Posted by missing, 1 Reply
It has been a week and I am still waiting for the result. I thought ELISA is a quick test? Does that means my blood has to go through Western Blot........... I know ELISA can produce false positive but that small 1% chance doesn't seems very... Read more »

hiv oral quick vs blood test

Posted by bless4u, 3 Replies
how long does it take for the antibodies to form on test there story says it can lay dormant . Read more »

ACNE BLOOD HIV TESTING OKAY?

Posted by WorriedinVegas
I recently sent in a blood sample for hiv-1 testing to HOME ACCESS. I got the blood for the sample from a scabbed acne, which I picked. It was more than enough blood to fill up the circle, but I have had the acne for a long time, before my possible... Read more »

gays can give blood long they are neg after expose

Posted by nomoreworry4me
Response from Mr. Sowadsky

Hi. Thank you for your question. Actually, this is an extremely controversial issue.

If you look at CDC and FDA guidelines, a man who has had sex with another man (since 1977) is excluded from donating blood, organs, and... Read more »